Michael Jackson’s daughter says paparazzi caused long-term trauma

Paris Jackson, stopping by “Red Table Talk” for a frank conversation about living under the gaze of the media, reveals that she suffers from long-term anxiety and trauma from enduring countless paparazzi camera clicks since she was a child.

“I experience auditory hallucinations sometimes with camera clicks and severe paranoia and have been going to therapy for many things, but that included,” says Jackson. “I will hear the crunch of a garbage bag and I will shudder in panic.” She adds, “I think it’s a standard PTSD.”

Jackson, the daughter of Michael Jackson, has a face-to-face conversation with her paparazzi pal and friend Willow Smith on Wednesday’s edition of the online talk show airing on Facebook Watch at 9 a.m. PDT / noon EDT.

During the show’s introduction, Smith says he met Jackson on the set of mommy Jada Pinkett Smith’s television show, “Hawthorne.” Smith and Jackson soon forged a bond by growing up with parents in the spotlight and a love of music, modeling, and issues like mental health, sexuality, and body image. One way Jackson says he maintains some privacy is by asking people in his home to sign confidentiality agreements.

Jackson, who has dated both men and women, tells Smith that while there is tension with some of her family members over her sexuality, she has relied on her brothers, Prince and Prince Michael II, and her old friend. of the Omer Bhatti family.

“They have always been very supportive,” he says, noting that to better connect with his sister, Prince Jackson in high school joined a student-run club that unites LGBTQ + youth and allies. “Not many people can say they have siblings who support them like this.”

In 2020, Paris Jackson and her then-boyfriend Gabriel Glenn, who formed the acoustic duo The Soundflowers, had a documentary series on Facebook Watch called “Unfiltered,” which provided a glimpse into their private lives. Jackson revealed self-harm and suicide attempts in his testimonies, and said that music was a way of channeling his pain. She released her first solo album “Marchita” in November.

“Red Table Talk” has recently made headlines with interviews with Olivia Jade Gianulli, Kelly Osbourne, and when Pinkett Smith and her husband, Will Smith, discussed their marriage.